It’s Time for an Electrical Safety Inspection

It’s Time for an Electrical Safety Inspection

Flip the lights. Turn on the stove. Charge your phone. Almost every activity you do in your home requires electricity. You trust that these things will be reliable and working for you whenever you need it. So, when things go wrong, it can be a real pain to deal with and cause a delay in your busy schedules.

Also, according to the Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA), reveals that electrical faults are a leading cause of household fires. These faults are attributed to overloaded installations, defective fuses, incorrect wiring and the misuse of electrical apparatus.

An easy way to prevent these mishaps is to have your home or business’ electrical work inspected. Electrical Safety Inspections provides a thorough examination of your entire electrical system, ensuring all electrical wires, systems and components meet legal safety standards.

At Sunburst Electric, we provide free home safety checkups every time we make a visit to your home. This is a 17-step process. These steps include everything from checking the main meter panel and breakers to making sure smoke detectors are working properly. Here is the full list of things that Sunburst Electric will check to make sure everything is in working order:

  • Main Meter Panel, Circuit Breakers and Fuses
  • Electric Connection to HVAC
  • Kitchen Sockets & Switches
  • Correct Operation of Outdoor Electrical Systems
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Extractor Fans

They also check to make sure that the meter panel has the correct overhead clearance, the point-of-access connections are encased and protected, disconnects fuses and breakers are correctly sized, there is proper surge protection, adequate safety lighting is present, the grounding system meets code requirements.

While home safety checkups can help give you a peace of mind that everything is in working order, they are only basic visual inspections. These checkups can identify electrical, fire or shock hazards. A much more thorough diagnostic inspection can be conducted to provide a deeper analysis of your home. Still, home safety checkups are a free service that Sunburst Electric is happy to provide and can catch future problems before they start.

To have your home or business professionally checked, contact Sunburst Electric today.

The Importance of Replacing Circuit Breakers

As we upgrade the various technologies we use in our home, there might be an important component that is in need of an upgrade that is getting missed. Avoid damage to your electronic devices and keep the power on by replacing old or overloaded circuit breakers.

Earth Leakage

Earth Leakage: Keeping you Grounded and Safe from Stray Volts

When it comes to electricity, safety is our utmost concern. One of the ways we protect you and your home is through correct earth leakage. But what is earth leakage, and why is it important? Let’s take a look at how we use the ground beneath our feet to protect against short-circuits.

Get your free home electrical safety inspection!

When was the last time you checked your home’s electrical system? Inferior wiring, incorrect size circuit breakers, and more could eventually lead to faults or fires.




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